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Inversion Therapy Benefits
Gentle pull...: Inversion tables are great for patients with spinal disc disease/arthritis/bulging discs/herniated discs because they offer no impact traction which tractions the disc spaces off the nerves they may be impinging upon which leads to pain relief and better level of functioning. Ask your doctor if this is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If feels good: Not sure of the existence of studies specifically looking at this, but if you were my patient, i would tell you that if it makes you feel better, do it. Some patients, however, don't have relief and see it as a waste of time and money. ...Read more
Making more room: The theory of inversion or decompression therapy is that the bones of the spine have a chance of spreading out with the help of gravity or traction. This spreading of the bones allows for more space where the nerves exit the spinal column. More space equates to less chance for the nerves to be impinged or irritated. Check with your doctor to see if this form of therapy may be beneficial for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. traction helps!: I recommend these devices which provide controlled traction for the lumbar and thoracic spines.Consider the alternatives: 1.Traction in a hospital bed. Trust me, the nurses are no longer taught how to do this, and the pulleys and weights would be nowhere to be found. 2.Vax-d, utilized frequently by chiropractors.This device provides precise lumbar traction, but at a price. 3. Gravity inversion $99. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a cure: It can be a useful part of a guided program for chronic low back pain in some cases. When done correctly, it can decompress parts of the spine, in a way similar to a physical therapist performing traction exercises. I would get guidance on this activity from your doctor or therapist, . ...Read more
C5/6, C6/7,L5/S1 fusion. I have 3 thoracic herniations. T7/8, T9/10 and T3/4. No myelopathy. Constant dull pain.Can I use inversion table for therapy?
Sure fune: should be fine usually temporY in complete relief is all that can be expected dont extrapolate pain theories to thoracic spine developed in other parts lumbar and cervical thoracic spine pain different genetators different list read a book by sarno before you treat axial pain with fusion again ...Read more
On meds for 6yrs for severe dep & gad, tried every type of therapy. Benefit only partial. I can't function as i used to. Pl help with some suggestions?
AntidepressantsThera: You need to be under care of a psychiatrist and need therapy and antidepressants and need to be followed up closely.I am sorry we can not advice anything else on this site.Sometimes you need more than one medicine and continued psychotherapy. But don't give up and have a positive attitude and wish you all the best. ...Read more
Lessen pain/anxiety: An interesting area of research has been able to confirm the benefits of rx like music / relaxation / visualization.Complex interactions of the brain & stress modulators show a decline of inflamation, pain, anxiety when these modalities are used. Many cancer centers, pain treatment programs incorporate music into their treatment environment for that reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Aqua therapy provides patients a way to work on motion and some strength but to avoid weighbearing or the pounding associated with running or walking it provides a way to perform exercises using the buoyancy of the water to protect certain injured areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
Depends on the goal: This might be answered by a therapist in an initial meeting. Which therapy is better depends on the issue and goal(s). For example, if the goal is to improve the functioning of the family as a whole or as a unit then family therapy is often better (if family members are agreeable to this). But, if the goal is to improve an individual family member's behavior then individual treatment is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please, see bellow: Music therapy has been effective as therapeutic modality to relive anxiety, enhance mood, to help with relaxation, as well as among many other conditions it is proven to be effective in parkinson's disease when combined with movements. I explored the effect of music in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com best, dr. M. ...Read more
Not for everyone...: Gestalt therapy is considered a phenomenological-existential therapy that focuses on bringing immediate present experience into greater clarity and increasing awareness. The goal is for patients to become aware of what they are doing and how they are doing it, while learning to accept and esteem themselves. It's an excellent approach for less severe problems with effective functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many.: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
Equine Therapy: Equine therapy ("hippotherapy") can be especially helpful for children & adults with neuromuscular, sensory, and cognitive disorders. It can help these people develop social skills, body coordination, and build self-esteem and self-confidence. It can help other people improve their communication styles, as horses show directly how they're being affected by humans' behavior. ...Read more
Symptom relief: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has improved significantly since its initial development in 1938. It is considered safe and effective, according the the national institute of mental health. The procedure is not painful and patients do not feel any discomfort. The benefits: likely remission of severe depression or other symptoms, and reduced relapse with follow-up treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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